Duarte Province

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Coordinates: 19°18′0″N 70°15′0″W / 19.30000°N 70.25000°W / 19.30000; -70.25000
Duarte
Province
Country  Dominican Republic
Capital San Francisco de Macorís
 - elevation 110 m (361 ft)
 - coordinates 19°18′0″N 70°15′0″W / 19.30000°N 70.25000°W / 19.30000; -70.25000
Area 1,605.35 km2 (620 sq mi)
Population 338,649 (2014) [1]
Density 211 / km2 (546 / sq mi)
Province since 1896
Subdivisions 7 municipalities
11 municipal districts
Congresspersons 1 Senator
6 Deputies
Timezone EST (UTC-4)
Area code 1-809 1-829 1-849
ISO 3166-2 DO-06
Postal Code 31000
Location of the Duarte Province

Duarte (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈdwarte]) is a province of the Dominican Republic. It is named after Juan Pablo Duarte, founder of the Dominican Republic.

It was created in 1896 as a district (an old country subdivision) with the name Distrito Pacificador but the Constitution of 1907 changed the category to province. In 1925 its name was changed to Duarte.

Geography[edit]

The province has a total area of 1,605.35 km².[2] It has 3.3% of the area of the Dominican Republic and it is ranked as the 13th (out of 31 plus the National District) largest province.

Duarte borders with provinces María Trinidad Sánchez, Espaillat and Samaná to the north; with Samaná to the east; with Monte Plata and Sánchez Ramírez to the south; and with Hermanas Mirabal and La Vega to the west.

Municipalities[edit]

The province as of June 20, 2006 is divided into the following municipalities (municipios) and municipal districts (distrito municipal - D.M.) within them:[3]

Population[edit]

The following is a sortable table of the municipalities and municipal districts with population figures as of the 2012 census.[4]

Name Total population Urban population Rural population
Arenoso 17,589 5,989 11,600
Castillo 20,258 8,965 11,293
Eugenio Maria de Hostos 14,598 7,443 7,155
Las Guáranas 19,969 9,985 9,984
Pimentel 35,989 25,400 10,589
San Francisco de Macorís 245,397 173,033 72,364
Villa Riva 30,989 9,635 21,354
Duarte province 384,789 240,450 144,339

For comparison with the municipalities and municipal districts of other provinces see the list of municipalities and municipal districts of the Dominican Republic.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Consejo Nacional de Población y Familia. "Estamaciones y Proyecciones de la Población Dominicana por Regiones, Provincias, Municipios y Distritos Municipales, 2014" (PDF) (in Spanish). Retrieved 2014-02-02. 
  2. ^ Listado de Códigos de Provincias, Municipio y Distritos Municipales, Oficina Nacional de Estadistica
  3. ^ Oficina Nacional de Estadística. "División Territorial 2008" (PDF) (in Spanish). Retrieved 2009-10-01. 
  4. ^ Consejo Nacional de Población y Familia. "Censos y Proyecciones de la Población Dominicana por Regiones, Provincias, Municipios y Distritos Municipales, 2012" (PDF) (in Spanish). Retrieved 2010-10-11. 

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